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Title: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Lill on December 06, 2011, 08:32 AM
Looking for a list of 20th century historical figures who were more or less good guys (not dictators) and who had mustaches. This is for homeschool not literary purposes, just in case you wondered. Thank you.

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Title: Re: Mustachioed Heroes of the 20th Century
Post by: Franzilla on December 06, 2011, 08:57 AM
Stalin and Hitler immediately spring to mind, both of whom are not what you're looking for!

General Custer? Wrong century. Tom Selleck? He's kind of historical now, no?! Dali? Einstein?

Ooh it's quite a tricky one.

Isn't there a new picture book out about 'taches? It looked quite funny... not sure if it had any references to famous be-tached men, though.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Heroes of the 20th Century
Post by: Jude on December 06, 2011, 09:46 AM
Teddy Roosevelt and Taft both had mustaches.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Heroes of the 20th Century
Post by: AdamV on December 06, 2011, 10:02 AM
Charlie Chaplin, Ghandi, Groucho Marx, Hulk Hogan, Mike Ditka, Mark Spitz, Dale Earnhardt, most baseball players in the '70s.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Heroes of the 20th Century
Post by: Lill on December 06, 2011, 12:06 PM
Well, considering that my son has been obsessed with Hitler and Stalin for months, History is actually an "elective" (because World Geography is his main Social Studies course), he's not much for researching beyond his interest levels (Hitler, Stalin, Lenin), and I can't shove history at him fast enough and he gets really crabby without history, and I'm trying to have a novel ready to query by Dec. 31 because the IRS frowns if you have writing expenses but you haven't actually been ummm .. submitting anything .. and my house is just a few steps away from being featured on TLC and my bossy big sister is coming in two weeks .... (whew) I'll take anything I can get even though I'd like more positive people to balance out the whole Hitler thing. (Do not ask my son to raise his hand in public.)  Oh yeah, said son is more likely to be interested in someone if he has a mustache. And no I'm not growing a neo-Nazi .. he's an Asperger's kid with a humongous WWII obsession and I'm a really tired homeschool mom.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Heroes of the 20th Century
Post by: Lill on December 06, 2011, 12:13 PM
I appreciate everyone's input. I'm just trying to come up with ideas, until after the holidays when I have time to find or write up big units. We've studied WWI ... he pretty much has WWII oozing from his pores, and we've spent 5 days on the 6 day war. I ain't studyin' war no mo'  .... again all input is appreciated. Thank you.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Heroes of the 20th Century
Post by: MysteryRobin on December 06, 2011, 12:19 PM
TR came to mind for me, too. My 10 year old daughter (ack! She just turned 11...) has a good friend in her class who is also compelled by WWII. :)

Check out General Ambrose Burnside. He had quite the mustache! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrose_Burnside
There's always Charles Darwin - more popular with some than others
Mark Twain (love him and his facial hair!)
Wyatt Earp
Salvador Dali - ok, maybe not hero material, but important artist...
Maybe Grizzly Adams?
Hope that helps!!
Title: Re: Mustachioed Heroes of the 20th Century
Post by: Marissa Doyle on December 06, 2011, 12:57 PM
General Montgomery (of the Battle of Alamein fame in WWII) had a moustache, if you want to get more of an Axis/Allies balance.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Lill on December 06, 2011, 02:05 PM
Thank you everyone for the input. While I prefer more positive people, my son does enjoy learning about the bad guys .. so I changed the topic heading ... I'm open to ideas at this point and didn't want things to get argumentative. I appreciate everyone's input.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Franzilla on December 06, 2011, 04:42 PM
And I should add a PS to my post: I am not from the US, and know virtually nothing about General Custer, except that he was a general, American and had a mustache! I'm pretty sure that part of my knowledge is based on some rubbish US movie I watched as a kid or similar. Shame on me for my lack of world history knowledge but it does sound as though he's not someone I'd consider a hero either. But at least he had a 'tache so Lill can use him for a history lesson!

PS What about sports heroes? Taches were really cool in the 70s, I bet there were a few Olympic types with taches. I can only think of football players (by which I mean soccer).
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: J-Bert on December 06, 2011, 05:17 PM
Has anyone mentioned Albert Einstein yet?
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: J-Bert on December 06, 2011, 05:18 PM
Oh, also, Jim Henson!
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Lill on December 06, 2011, 05:58 PM
Stephanie, it's okay. I know where you're coming from. For a child obsessed with Hitler, Stalin, and Lenin .. Custer might be a welcome break.

Definitely leaning toward Teddy Roosevelt and Einstein and possibly Dali
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: AnnH on December 06, 2011, 07:21 PM
Well, he was an actor, but the first person I thought of was Clark Gable.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: tulipwars on December 06, 2011, 07:49 PM
Nikola Tesla
Rudyard Kipling
Friedrich Nietzsche had a huge mustache, but he wasn't 20th century.

Ned Flanders?

Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Barbara Etlin on December 06, 2011, 07:59 PM
Edward Elgar - composer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Elgar


Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/1900s/p/kitchner.htm
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Betsy on December 06, 2011, 08:01 PM
Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Che Guevarra (a hero to some), Ernest Hemmingway (most of the time), Walt Disney, Mahatma Gandhi, Pancho Villa, Martin Luther King
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Lill on December 06, 2011, 08:28 PM
Thanks!!!  It doesn't HAVE to be 20th century ... but that's his favorite .. he's definitely NOT into ancient history .. we did that last year .. he nearly keeled over

Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Lill on December 07, 2011, 07:39 AM
These are some very interesting people. Thank you. I wouldn't have come up with these on my own. For him, history is "supplemental" on top of a world geography course so I usually try to cater a bit to his interests while trying to broaden his horizons.
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Mara on December 07, 2011, 10:58 AM
Custer, the "boy general," was considered a hero during the Civil War . . . at least, by those on the Union side.  :guns

But I am not a fan of his later career!
Title: Re: Mustachioed Historical Figures of the 20th Century
Post by: Franzilla on December 07, 2011, 12:30 PM
Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Che Guevarra (a hero to some), Ernest Hemmingway (most of the time), Walt Disney, Mahatma Gandhi, Pancho Villa, Martin Luther King

LOVE this list. Totally forgot about these hairy-faced men!